Shawn Michaels Quiz: The Ultimate ‘HBK’ Trivia Challenge (2021)

Shawn Michaels is one of the greatest wrestlers to ever lace up a pair of boots. He had a legendary career and put on many great matches. We have put together a Shawn Michaels quiz for you to test your knowledge. This includes some specific questions about things that happened during his career in WWE. As a result, only the biggest fans will be able to get a perfect score. We have also included a few additional tidbits about Shawn at the very end.

The Ultimate Shawn Michaels Quiz

Instructions: All you have to do is answer the trivia questions below and at the very end of the quiz, it will let you know what you scored. Use ‘Continue’ to move on to the next question.

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Shawn Michaels won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship for the first time in 1996 (“The boyhood dream has come true”). Who did he defeat?

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Shawn Michaels first retired from WWE in 1998. Who was his last opponent before retiring?

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What year did Shawn Michaels return to WWE after his first retirement in 1998?

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The infamous ‘Curtain Call’ incident happened on May 19th, 1996. Who was Shawn Michaels wrestling that night before the KLIQ broke kayfabe?

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Shawn Michaels won the Royal Rumble in 1995. Who did he last eliminate to win the match?

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Shawn Michaels also won the Royal Rumble in 1996. Who did he last eliminate to win?

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Shawn Michaels split with his long-time tag team partner Marty Jannetty after putting him through a glass window. What talk show did they break up on?

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Who did Shawn Michaels NEVER win a tag team title with in his career?

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Shawn Michaels first won the WWF Intercontinental Title in 1992 . Who did he defeat to win the title?

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Which match did NOT receive a 5 star rating from Dave Meltzer?

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Shawn Michaels Quiz: Questions & Answers

Below are all of the answers to the quiz questions but please ONLY read after you have taken it! This section will give you the answers and will provide you with some additional context to the questions that you got wrong.

1) Shawn Michaels won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship for the first time in 1996 (“The boyhood dream has come true”). Who did he defeat?

Shawn Michaels won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship for the first time in 1996 after defeating Bret Hart. This came at WrestleMania 12, where Shawn beat Bret in an Iron Man match. This match received 4.25 stars from Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

2) Shawn Michaels first retired from WWE in 1998. Who was his last opponent before retiring?

‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin was Shawn Michaels’ final opponent before he retired from WWE in 1998. This was at WrestleMania XIV with Mike Tyson serving as the special guest enforcer. Stone Cold ended up winning the WWF World Heavyweight Championship and Shawn didn’t wrestle again until 2002.

3) What year did Shawn Michaels return to WWE after his first retirement in 1998?

After retiring from WWE in 1998, Shawn didn’t return to WWE until 2002. His first match back was the Unsanctioned Street Fight against Triple H at Summerslam 2002. That match received 4.25 stars from Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

4) The infamous ‘Curtain Call’ incident happened on May 19th, 1996. Who was Shawn Michaels wrestling that night before the KLIQ broke kayfabe?

The infamous ‘Curtain Call’ incident happened on May 19th, 1996. Diesel was Shawn’s opponent for the match prior to the incident.

5) Shawn Michaels won the Royal Rumble in 1995. Who did he last eliminate to win the match?

Shawn Michaels won the Royal Rumble match in 1995. This came after he last eliminated the British Bulldog. Shawn entered the match in the number 1 spot and piled up 8 total eliminations. He ended up losing to Diesel at Wrestlemania XI.

6) Shawn Michaels also won the Royal Rumble in 1996. Who did he last eliminate to win?

Shawn Michaels won the Royal Rumble in 1996. This came after he last eliminated Diesel. He entered the match in the 18 spot and piled up 8 eliminations during the match. This led to Shawn beating Bret Hart at Wrestlemania XII to win the belt.

7) Shawn Michaels split with his long-time tag team partner Marty Jannetty after putting him through a glass window. What talk show did they break up on?

Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty broke up on The Barber Shop. This was hosted by Brutus Beefcake.

8) Who did Shawn Michaels NEVER win a tag team title with in his career?

Shawn never won a tag team Championship with Razor Ramon. He did win tag belts with John Cena, Diesel, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

9) Shawn Michaels first won the WWF Intercontinental Title in 1992. Who did he defeat to win the title?

Shawn Michaels first won the WWF Intercontinental Title in 1992 after defeating the British Bulldog. This came on Saturday Night’s Main Event on November 14th, 1992.

10) Which match did NOT receive a 5 star rating from Dave Meltzer?

The answer is Wrestlemania XXV (2009): Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker. This match received a 4.75 rating from Dave Meltzer. Many fans have argued over the years that this should have been a 5-star match.

More Facts About HBK

Here are some more tidbits about him that we couldn’t find space for on our Shawn Michaels quiz but found interesting.

Personal Life

  • Shawn’s first wife was named Theresa. In his book, Shawn revealed that his dad served as his best man at his wedding with Theresa. His tag team partner at the time, Marty Jannetty, was not in attendance of the wedding. Shawn says that the Nasty Boys were the only wrestlers that were in attendance. The marriage ended in divorce.
  • Shawn married his second wife, Rebecca, on March 31st, 1999. Rebecca was a WCW Nitro Girl who went by the name ‘Whisper’. They have a son, Cameron Kade (born in 2000) and a daughter, Cheyenne (born in 2004).

How did you score on our Shawn Michaels quiz? Let us know in the comment section below and make sure to also share with your friends to compare your knowledge of the Superstar. We also want to know what your favorite Shawn match is of all time. There are plenty to choose from but I will go with his match against The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 25. If you enjoyed this, make sure to also check out our quiz about AJ Styles’ career.